About the Baltimore Homeownership Preservation Coalition
The Baltimore Homeownership Preservation Coalition (BHPC) is a group of more than 50 nonprofit, governmental, and professional associations working to prevent or mitigate the effects of foreclosure on Baltimore families and neighborhoods through proactive, data-driven strategies. BHPC is not its own 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. Instead, BHPC staff is supported by the Baltimore Neighborhood Collaborative, a funders network focused on the revitalization of Baltimore neighborhoods. BHPC does not provide direct services to individual borrowers.
BHPC membership is free and is open to organizations and individuals that have a genuine interest in preventing foreclosures or stabilizing neighborhoods that are undergoing substantial changes in the wake of the current housing crisis. Applications for membership are reviewed on a rolling basis. If you are interested in joining BHPC, please download and fill out the membership form; email the completed form to Meredith Mishaga, BHPC's Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
General Coalition Membership meetings cover a variety of topics related to foreclosures--state and federal policy, housing market trends, consumer credit issues, neighborhood stability, and many others-- and typically include one or two guest speakers. BHPC Committee Chairs update members on the important work being conducted at the committee level during these meetings as well. If you are interested in attending, check out our meeting schedule. For more information about participating organizations, see a list of BHPC's Sponsors and Members.
Coalition-wide goals are developed and decided upon by the BHPC Steering Committee, which is led by the BHPC Chair and Vice Chair. BHPC's Coodinator facilitates communication among the members, provides staff support to committees, performs data collection and analysis, and assists with special Coalition projects. See a list of BHPC's Leadership and Steering Committee members.
Most of BHPC's work to prevent and mitigate the impact of foreclosures occurs at the committee level. The committees below are actively working to pursue BHPC's agenda. Additional information about each is available under individual committee headings.